Episode 27: Three-Time Super Bowl Winner Mark Schlereth
On today's episode, our guest is Mark Schlereth. Mark is a three-time Super Bowl winner (Redskins and Broncos) and is now a regular on ESPN's NFL Live and on his own ESPN radio show in Denver. Growing up in Anchorage, Alaska, Mark knew early on that athletics would be his outlet. Struggling with dyslexia, he found it hard to fit comfortably within the school structure. After receiving walk-on offers from football programs all over the country, Mark chose instead a D1AA program at the University of Idaho because he "didn't know if [he] was good enough." After discovering he was in fact good enough, Mark was forced to retire from football, before his junior year, due to injuries. But after reassessing his desire and ability to handle pain, he made it back, and was drafted by the Redskins in the 10th round. He proved everyone wrong and made the Redskins against the odds as a late round pick, starting halfway through his rookie campaign. From there, Mark went on to win three Super Bowls and become one of the best linemen of his generation.